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About Us


About CoolKidsDoc


Changes to medicine have been dramatic and revolutionary, but our philosophy at CoolKidsDoc has remained constant. We are committed to the speciality of paediatrics.

We strive to provide


  • Accessible

  • Comprehensive

  • Compassionate

Care to our patients and their families.

We consider it to be an honour and privilege to be partners in the care of your child. Our warm, friendly and proficient staff work hard to ensure a pleasant and satisfying visit.

We provide comprehensive paediatric care from birth to age 14.

Providing you with the best doctors for the best care

Dr Melanie Dance

I was granted an MBBCh by the University of the Witwatersrand in 1981.  I did my  house job at Baragwanath Hospital, and truly loved being able to make peoples’ lives better. I qualified as  Paediatrician 1989, and worked at the Baragwanath Intensive Care where I obtained a further qualification in Intensive Care.  Two daughters were born in 1990 and 1992, but in spite of this my marriage ended in 1992.  In 1995 I transferred to general paediatrics at Baragwanath, and worked as a consultant there until I came to Sandton MediClinic in 1998.  My passion has been: to find the right diagnosis as painlessly as possible, and to give parents the knowledge they need to take good care of their children’s health.  I feel achievement when parents understand their childrens’ illness and feel empowered to manage it

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